Chinese Bamboo Tree
I like the story of the Chinese bamboo tree: You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for a whole year, and nothing happens.
The second year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. Can you believe it?
The third year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. How discouraging this becomes!
The fifth year you continue to water and fertilize the seed and then—take note. Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree sprouts and grows NINETY FEET IN SIX WEEKS!
Life is much akin to the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree. This principle rings so true.
It is often discouraging. We seemingly do things right, and nothing happens. But for those who do things right and are not discouraged and are persistent, continuously moving forward, things will happen. Finally we begin to receive the rewards.
Sowing and Reaping…the laws of success. That is how business is. Once you plant and sow (invest), then nurture (staying in consistent action) you will reap a harvest (your rewards). I am now receiving the rewards of seeds that were planted 5 years ago. Success is a journey…not a destination. You are as well. Are you getting the results you want? If so then start your journey today! If not, begin today to sow the seeds of what you want 5 years from now.
P.S. Remember, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten.